Hello Gemmies! I have an exciting audiobook review to share with you today. Sirens Of Los Angeles by Caedis Knight is the prequel novella to Vampires of Moscow. Set is sun kissed Malibu California this book sets the stage for The Blood Web Chronicles series. I originally devoured this novella in e format in one sitting. So I was super excited to revisit this gem in audio format.
Sirens of Los Angeles is an engaging, fast paced, page-turning thrill ride, full of secrets, magic, sexy romance, sirens, beautiful beaches, and provocative humor. There are themes of sisterhood, dealing with familial issues, self discovery, love, betrayal, strength and perseverance.
There is so much to unpack! Let's start with the world building. Caedis Knight has created a lush vivid contemporary world that has a complex magical system, super scary and super sexy monsters! This unique story is not only beautifully written, it is full of diverse, complex, interesting characters. Saskia as a main character is relatable and endearing. She has a laundry list of issues but she's also persistent and never gives up. I found myself fully invested in her and rooting for her every step of the way. For my fellow monster lovers, there is so much paranormal goodness going on I can hardly stand it! We get witches, weres, sirens, vamps....you name it! I am so looking forward to meeting more of these creatures in future books!
Corrieanne Stein is great Saskia! Her narration is perfectly paced and she is able to convey just the right amount of snark into Saskia's voice to bring the character to life. I wish there was a little more differentiation in voice between the various characters. But overall this was an enjoyable listen!
If you are a fan of sadistic sirens, witty witches, steamy romance, sisterhood, action, mysteries, page turning suspense, and a diverse offering of paranormal creatures, then go read this book! I give Sirens of Los Angeles 5 out of 5 gems. I cannot wait to read more stories set in this universe! Happy Reading!
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Magic, Contemporary, Sea Stories, Paranormal Romance